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How To Grow Your Hair Faster

What are the urban myths when it comes to how we grow hair? Are there ways we can boost the speed of production and grow hair fast? Your answers, and even more about supporting hair growth, right here... 




IS IT POSSIBLE TO GROW HAIR FASTER THAN NORMAL?

It is not possible to speed up the rate at which your hair grows. It is a natural biological process. However, there are ways you can optimise this growth, and ensure that new and existing hairs are healthy and breakage free.




KNOW BEFORE YOU GROW: THERE IS NO NORMAL?

What is "normal" hair growth? The answer: it doesn't exist. While there are average hair growth rates (1cm per month), the truth is we are all different. From genetics to ethnicity, environment, well-being and lifestyle, there are many factors that affect how quickly our hair grows, and how easy it is to have long hair. 






HOW THE ENVIRONMENT, WELL-BEING AND DIET AFFECT HAIR GROWTH?

Our busy modern lifestyles may be counter-active to our efforts to grow hair longer. Not only do cityslickers have pollution issues to worry about when it comes to growing their hair, but stress could also be a factor in why we can't grow hair faster (or more effectively). Stress can lead to the development of trichotillomania, a condition where the sufferer feels compelled to pull hairs out (hence the expression). Diet is also an important factor when it comes to hair growth, where in summary, a balanced diet is necessary to help hair grow healthily.

HOW TO GROW HAIR FAST: 10 DO'S AND DON'TS

Do: A nice scalp massage in the shower can help stimulate blood circulation and promote hair growth.

Don't: Over-wash. Instead, try dry shampoo on naturally greasy hair to avoid stripping the scalp of precious oils that moisturise the fibre.

Do: Apply a weekly hair mask to keep the hair fibres supple and prevent breakage, thereby supporting your hair to grow longer.

Don't: Rub at the hair with a rough towel after washing. This causes breakages and friction against the delicate cuticles that protect the hair's core.

Do: Try squeezing out excess moisture with an old cotton t-shirt. It's much gentler, especially if you want to grow hair out.

Don't: Brush dripping wet hair, as the fibre is at its weakest and you risk pulling out lots of healthy hairs by accident. Use a large-toothed comb if absolutely necessary.

Do: Choose the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Our favourite is the anti-breakage Inforcer collection with biotin, from Serie Expert, designed to strengthen and help grow hair that doesn't break.

Don't: Regularly style your hair in tight hairstyles that pull against the scalp or damage the hair itself. When using heated tools, do not forget heat protection.

Do: Get regular trims to help hair look healthy and avoid straggly, uneven lengths. Your hair won’t look as long if the ends are split and dry-looking.

Don't: Judge your hair length against other people. Just because one person seems to grow hair fast, does not mean everyone can. Focus on your own health, lifestyle and haircare routine, and you'll get the optimal growth out of your hair.

So forget about trying to grow hair fast. Be aware about the effect that your lifestyle can have on your hair, and focus on treating it as well you can. The result will be healthy, naturally full-looking hair that grows at its optimal rate.